Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 14th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. There is controversy surrounding the authorship of this beloved carol. In the end, the words are from an anonymous source. SomeContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Away in a Manger”

Sounds of the Season

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens;  praise him in the heights!2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!  Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!4 Praise him, you highest heavens; and you waters above the heavens! 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.6 He established themContinue reading “Sounds of the Season”

Grace and the Dog

5 But your loyal love, LORD, extends to the skies;your faithfulness reaches the clouds.6 Your righteousness is like the strongest mountains;your justice is like the deepest sea.LORD, you save both humans and animals.7 Your faithful love is priceless, God!Humanity finds refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:5-7, Common English Bible) I slowly walkContinue reading “Grace and the Dog”

All Roads Lead to “Silence”

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mindsContinue reading “All Roads Lead to “Silence””

The Orange Glow of Fall

Special Note to my Followers Hello Friends, based on messages from some of you, you will find both the written and verbal posts. While they are not exact, they are very close. As you move down the post, the Scripture is next. Following that, the Thirty Days of Gratitude calendar. Next you will find theContinue reading “The Orange Glow of Fall”

Where’s Your Bible?

10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors willContinue reading “Where’s Your Bible?”

Random Meeting – Intentional Kindness

Only say what is helpful when it is needed for building up the community so that it benefits those who hear what you say. 30 Don’t make the Holy Spirit of God unhappy—you were sealed by him for the day of redemption. 31 Put aside all bitterness, losing your temper, anger, shouting, and slander, along with every other evil. 32 BeContinue reading “Random Meeting – Intentional Kindness”

It was Meant to Be (Tuesday Thoughts)

14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die.” 16 As Joab was besieging the city, he assigned Uriah to theContinue reading “It was Meant to Be (Tuesday Thoughts)”

It was Meant to Be (a Poem)

While watching television last night a character said, “It was meant to be.” The statement is fairly close to Leslie Weatherhead’s “Ultimate will of God.” But, there is a great deal of range between “It was meant to be” and the “Ultimate Will of God.” As I contemplated the statement, “It was meant to be,”Continue reading “It was Meant to Be (a Poem)”